2017 has been a great season and while we will still be out and aboout during the winter which can be a magical time on the Solent. The major events are now over for this year but all the regular events are back next season, including Cowes Week, the Round the Island Race, the Cowes Torquay power boat races, and more.
We would like to thank all of our guests that spent time with us in 2017 and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.
2018 is set to be another fabulous year on the Solent with major events taking place throughout the season.
Below is your guide to upcoming events on the Solent in 2018. Hamble Powerboat Charters will be out on the water enjoying many of these events. To join us out on the water for Cowes Week or the Round the Island Races please contact us now to book early for 2018
Experience the Solent from on board, get close to the action and arrive in style.
The Coutts Quarter Ton Cup, Cowes, 20th – 22nd June 2018
As always the Coutt’s Quarter Ton Cup event will combine some of the closest and most exciting inshore racing anywhere in the world.
Watch from on-board as part of your day cruise with us.
Isle of Wight Festival of the Sea, 21st to 24th June 2018
Set sail for the Isle of Wight and get ready to enjoy the summer’s ‘Festival of the Sea’ celebrations!
Soak up the sunshine and the laid back, Island summer atmosphere as an amazing range of nautical events take place. It’s the perfect time to visit.
Cruise from Port Solent or Hamble or we’ll pick you up at Cowes for the special events on the water.
The Round the Island Race Saturday 7th July 2018
The world-famous Round the Island Yacht Race which sees 1600 boats circumnavigating the Isle of Wight.
Join us on board on on July 2nd to see the huge spectacle that is race day it is one of the largest yacht races in the world.
Cruise from Hamble watch the races as they get underway and enjoy lunch ashore at Cowes.
The Panerai British Classic Regatta, Cowes, IOW, 14th – 21st July 2018
This is the premier classic yacht regatta in the UK and the annual Regatta of the BRITISH CLASSIC YACHT CLUB. With entries from Britain, Europe, and as far afield as Australia and New Zealand. The Panerai British Classic Regatta
Join us on board to appreciate classic yacht racing at it’s finest, from the best vantage point, on the water.
Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta, Yarmouth, 21st -22nd July 2018
This prestigious event is a firm favourite amongst the Solent yachting community with 180 entries in 17 classes.
For more info see: The Taittinger_regatta/2018
Enjoy a VIP Cruise from Hamble or Port Solent, watch the racing on board and enjoy Yarmouth for lunch.
The Charles Stanley Cowes Classic Week, Cowes, IOW, 22nd-27th July 2018
Cowes Classic week is all about racing traditional yachts on the water and enjoying fabulous social events ashore. Watch the racing from on-board and enjoy the lively spectacle ashore.
Day trips and overnight packages are available.
New Forest Show, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, 24th – 26th July 2018
The New Forest and Hampshire County Show is a annual three day agricultural event that take place at the end of July. Located in the heart of the New Forest National Park, the showground is a green field site offering 30 acres of ground for visitors to explore at the Show. 2017 will be the 97th Show which attracts of average 98,000 visitors.
Visit the show in style with a champagne cruise on board from Hamble to Bucklers Hard on the beautiful Beaulieu River. Enjoy brunch at the Master Builder Hotel overlooking the river after which a classic Rolls Royce will be waiting to transport you on to the show. 4 or 6 persons.
Cowes Week, Cowes, IOW 4th – 11th August 2018
There really is no other event quite like Cowes Week. It is simply the longest running and largest annual sailing regatta in the World. It is one of the main events in the British social and sporting calendar. With a full 8-day schedule of highly competitive racing for the 8,000 competitors and a fantastic line up of shore-side entertainment day and night for the 100,000 spectators.
Departing from Hamble and Port Solent guests can watch the sailing action from aboard or ashore and packages are also available with VIP Hospitality.
The firework spectacular takes place on the final Friday of the event when we are planning a special evening trip to see the fireworks close up and reflecting off the water among the huge flotilla of boats. Book as couple or as a group.
The bi-annual Fastnet Race is in 2019 Sunday 18th August 2019
The Cowes-Torquay-Cowes Off-Shore Powerboat Race, Solent, 25th-26th August 2018
The Cowes Classic Offshore Powerboat Race is set to take place on Sunday, September 4th 2017. The 200-mile classic has long been recognised as one of powerboating’s toughest challenges, and comparisons have been made with motorsport events such as Le Mans and the Indy 500.
Viewing points and times are scheduled in advanced so we can be sure to catch the best of the action from on-board as the teams set off or return. Packages include hospitality and race paddock access.
Bournemouth Air Festival, Bournemouth, August 30th- 2nd September 2018
Special overnight accommodation packages in Poole Harbour are available Bournemouth Air Festival.
The Little Britain Challenge Cup, Cowes, 6th – 9th September 2018
For over 28 years the Little Britain Challenge Cup has been bringing together thousands of property and construction industry professionals through sailing, and it has grown to become one of the top sporting events in the industry calendar. Participants have helped raise over a million pounds for sailing charities that do extraordinary work for the less fortunate in society.
Watch the racing from on-board and enjoy lunch at Cowes. We will donate 5% to sailing charities from this booking.
Southampton Boat Show, 14th – 23rd September 2018
The Southampton Boat Show is a spectacular world class annual event held in September and attracts visitors, exhibitors and investors from all over the world. The Show is one of Southampton’s biggest events and takes over the City for a 10 day period, whilst people of all walks of life discover what the marine industry has to offer them.
Arrive at the heart of the show in style. Cruise from Hamble and avoid the traffic queues. Includes champagne on board and a cruise past the superyachts at the show. Pick up and return to Hamble and enjoy hospitality with a world class offshore race team.
These are just a few of the exciting events taking place in 2018. We will be adding to this list as dates are set for other events. Have a boat trip to remember, this coming season, book now